Wind damages roof of Haynie Street business

by Wes Mayer

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Haley Construction Company workers repair the damage wind caused to the roof of 3 Haynie Street in Newnan. 

The frigid weather that swooped into Georgia with high winds Thursday night and into Friday morning caused some damage in Newnan.

Businesses along 3 Haynie St. south of downtown Newnan lost a good portion of their roofing overnight. The owner of the property, James Rooks, said he found out about the damage around 10 a.m., drove to the building, and saw the wind had peeled back the sheet metal toward the center of the roof. The wind also damaged the insulation under the roof, and water also damaged the sealant, tile and carpet inside the building.

Rooks said he didn't know how much repairing the damage would cost or how long it would take to fix, maybe a couple of weeks, but the Haley Construction Company from Carroll County was already working on the roof Friday afternoon. The businesses in the building, which include South Newnan Auto Body and Strickland Collision, are still operational, Rooks said.

Rooks said he believes the wind must have reached 60 or 70 mph to cause that type of damage.

Fortunately, this appears to be the only reported instance of wind damage to structures in the county. According to Coweta County Emergency Management Director Jay Jones, six trees were toppled over Thursday night and Friday, but there was no other case of major damage.



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